Astrid Yrigollen's Blog: Dreams are written...
March 23, 2015
March 17, 2015
In the shadow of the squirrel
I will be opening a Giveaway here on Good reads in a couple of days for my new children's book, "In The Shadow of the Squirrel. The ISBN is being a little weird right now so I am not able to post it right this second .
I am also going to be doing a cool Promo Giveaway with the purchased copy . More on that later.
December 18, 2014
I am finally getting organized where I can buckle down and finally get all these writing projects done and out!
First, I just want to put a general call out to editors who are interested in editing children's and young adult books.
I have a main editor but two editors are better than one!
Second, I will be looking for an artist who has a slant towards darker Gothic Victorian images for a surprise book later in 2015 release.
I will have more to post on my scheduled book releases for 2015 and of course my end of year favorite music,books and k dramas for the year!
August 29, 2014
Customizing my first Blythe Doll
and of course accumulating new dolls:
Along with all that I have been catching up on my own reading.There are other projects that I have aside from my writing that are going on right now but my writing is calling me back so I must heed.What have you been doing?
April 15, 2014
This is a picture of the cherry blossom I took yesterday in Japan town.
I am still busy with the convention(ccbjd.org which is migrating servers right now) I organize but am very much looking forward to finishing my next book.I miss the calmness of writing.
I am hoping to finish my new book by the end of the summer then I will have some giveaways for it. As always I appreciate the emails and questions from people who like to read my stuff and remember if you are a author who would like to trade reviews let me know. There are certain genres I do not read so just message or email me!
March 18, 2014
Everyone who knows me knows how much I love my dolls and the company they come from. I was fortunate enough to attend a small Tea party for their store closing event here in California. They are moving locations so they had a big sale on Saturday the 15th and a tea Party for a few of their fans on the 16th. I was fortunate enough to have been picked to go!
There were a ton of beautiful dolls there and people that I already knew which was nice!
If you would like to see more of these dolls come meet with us this June 7th! I chair a Asian ball jointed doll show this summer--->http://www.ccbjd.org and of course if you bring something for me to sign I will happily do so!
February 18, 2014
Well they are here! The new paper back Art Edition of "His Black Wings". I am giving away 5 signed copies here on GoodReads after that you'll have to stop being a cheap skate and buy it yourself!
I am now dividing my time between my new YA book and organizing a BJD convention. For those of you that do not know what that is, you can take a look at my site,CCBJD.org for it . It is based out of Northern California and takes place this June. Feel free to stop by and say "Hi" if you are in the area!
January 8, 2014
The artwork may be considered a little dark by some but I think it fits the story, a cross between Jane Eyre and Beauty and the Beast quite well. Since "His Black Wings" is set in the future, during a Victorian revival,many people have told me they would think a "Steam Punk" type cover would be more fitting. Since I don't really consider this story to fit into that genre, I didn't want to mislead anyone with the a Steam Punk type cover. The new editions will be up for sale shortly after some minor tweaking of the cover, but until then I will be offering a giveaway here on Goodreads for this new ,signed art edition so stay tuned!
December 23, 2013
On the book front, I also fell deeply,madly in love with the work of a particular artist. His style is perfect for "His Black Wings" but the direction has changed from a graphic novel, which I am totally fine with. I can, as some of you know, be impatient. I would not want to wait the time it would take for a graphic novel to come out( unless I had H.Miyazaki or R.Takahashi working on it, then I would wait forever).
Finally,I'll be writing my "Year in review" soon, music, movies,books in this past year that I fell in love with so stay tuned for that.
December 10, 2013
First, I am in the process of scheduling my book tour for next year,it's based off of advanced reader copies which will be ready by the end of January 2014.It's another YA read, a stand alone,and I am undecided on title as of yet.
Second,"His Black Wings" is being negotiated to be made in to a graphic novel.
Third,I would like to congratulate the winner of the international swag bag giveaway for "His Black Wings" Goodies, Filia Oktarina .It's on it's way out to you! There will be lot's more giveaways this coming year.--
Photo-Alice cherry blossom pig and Mini Pullips